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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Tidal Series
Solitude was inspired by the cold days of late winter and early spring on the coast, when the ocean temperatures keep a chill in the night air almost into early summer. A big dark beer that is comforting on a cold night, but with hints of dark fruits and a smoothness that suggests the coming of warmer weather, Solitude is a traditional dark strong fermented with our house Belgian yeast. Deep ruby reds highlight its dark color, and Belgian candi sugars add flavors of dark cherries and plums, complementing the subtle esters familiar to the style.

Style: Belgian-style Dark Strong
Malt: Pilsner, Abbey, Pale Chocolate, Caramel 120, dark candi sugar, flaked wheat
Hops: Magnum, Sterling
Yeast: Trappist
ABV: 9.5%
IBU: 28
SRM: 28


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JerseyBrew (52) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Biggest problem with this beer is that they called it Belgian dark strong. This is in no way even close to the flavor or aroma of a belgian dark strong. None of his beer does. This is more like an over carbed northern English brown then anything else ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Underdogs88 (237) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Malty aroma with cherry notes and hop bitterness on the nose. Appearance is a deep Amber with a tan head with a below avg head. Flavor is a malty toasty blend with notes of chocolate. The finish is super dry. Bitterness is very high. Mouthfeel is full with medium carbonation. Overall, the beer is lacking the malt complexity and is way too bitter and dry for a Belgian dark strong. It also lacks enough Belgian character from the esters and phenolic compounds.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1089) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Cloudy dark brown with rimming tan head; aroma is rich and medicinal with notes of grain alcohol and chocolate; Flava is sweet with notes of molasses grain alcohol and roasted malt; feels medium chewy and silky kinda flat; finishes; finishes dry roasty

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (329) - - MAY 19, 2014
5 oz. sample. Pours a dark clear brown with little head or lacing. Hints of dark fruit on the nose. Sweet malts, candied sugar. Nice dark ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2440) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4oz sample at the brewery. Pours black with a small khaki colored head. Aroma of leather, dark malt, and sweet dark fruits. Taste is roasted malt, leather, dark fruit, and caramel. Solid

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Draft at Winberie’s. Amber with thick white head. Smell is malt, dark fruit. Taste is the same. Crisp and clean. Some hops but mostly caramel/candy sugar/sweetness coming through.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (10262) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Draft. Pours black. Nose and taste of cocoa, candi sugar, brown sugar, and malt. Belgian yeast. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
odinstyr (580) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Pours a dark brown with barely any head. Smells of tropical fruit, cocoa malts, dark breads. Taste is sweet, moderately bitter and mildly sour - Belgian yeast style, hint of fruitiness and cocoa, mild hops.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2660) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Draft at Kane a while back. Pours a dark brown color with a small off white head. Aroma is of raisins, chocolate, some light dried fruits, molasses and mild alcohol. Taste is complex, nice silky mouthfeel, dried dark fruit, chocolate, mild roast notes, yeast, lingering sweetness, sugar and a light touch of alcohol. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2691) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2013
On tap at Pro Brewers Night, AHA Philadelphia 6/27/2013 Dark rich dried fruits and caramel with a bit of residual lingering sweetness. Nice Belgian Strong


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